Articles

  • Founder's Mentality®: The westward winds

    June 13, 2013 | Strategy | Bain capability brief

    As insurgent companies gain scale and scope, they also encounter a number of forces that threaten to drive them off course and away from their Founder’s Mentality. The best companies recognize these forces early and take action to resist them. We call them the "westward winds."

  • Companies think procurement costs are outside their control—they are not

    June 07, 2013 | Performance Improvement | The Economic Times: Corporate Dossier

    The strong headwinds of declining GDP growth and weak industrial output are focusing managers' thinking once again on the need to improve efficiencies and cut costs.

  • India Private Equity Report 2013

    May 14, 2013 | Private Equity | Bain report

    The year 2012 may not have been a boom year for Indian private equity, but it was a year that showed signs of hope for the future. There's no doubt that private equity investment will increase in the coming years as India's need for flexible capital continues. Stakeholders across the industry need

  • Health is wealth

    May 06, 2013 | Healthcare | Business Standard

    India's healthcare system is giving rise to a unique opportunity that rewards early diagnostic and healthcare interventions. This will guarantee a better return on investment for a sustainable future.

  • India Philanthropy Report 2013

    March 05, 2013 | Social & Public Sector | Bain report

    This year’s report explores the crucial and complex questions around the impact of giving. How is the impact of each rupee invested in philanthropic activities measured? How should it be measured? Can a better understanding of impact deliver better outcomes? And finally, can better communication

  • How utilities should evaluate upstream and downstream integration

    February 20, 2013 | Utilities & Alternative Energy | Bain Brief

    Having seen few benefits from the breakup of generation, transmission and retail service, many utility executives now wonder if expanding back into these markets might offer lower transaction costs, better hedging or other advantages. Bain’s analysis suggests that, while integration offers

  • An R&D destination in making - Mint

    January 30, 2013 | Healthcare | Mint

    No longer just a venue for lower-end R&D, India has started conducting higher-end research in pockets such as nano-technology, bioinformatics and “cell culture” biosimilars.

  • Don't fight the future

    January 14, 2013 | Strategy | Business Standard

    The three elements that we highlight in Repeatability — the power of simplicity, the art of continuous improvement, and early-warning systems — will increasingly be the difference between “one-hit wonders” and enduring, repeatable success.

  • Taking a new consumer goods category from zero to 100 in no time flat

    November 29, 2012 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    The race to create categories and subcategories may be your best option in emerging markets. Here’s how winners set the pace.

  • Turbulence in healthcare

    November 28, 2012 | Healthcare | Business India

    Healthcare was once a stellar performer at the Bombay Stock Exchange, consistently outperforming the benchmark bourse six-fold over the last five years, but it has started to lose some of its sheen. The industry is facing greater pressure on margins and this will continue into the future, after